ARTWalk 2016

About Pasadena ARTWalk

11th Annual Pasadena ARTWalk

October 22, 2016 | 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Playhouse District | Pasadena, CA 91101

Pasadena ARTWalk is Pasadena’s largest urban art fair with over 5,000 people attending yearly. The event highlights some of the best Southern Californian visual artists showcasing their work in painting, sculpture, watercolor, photography, mixed media, ceramics, jewelry, drawings, and printmaking. ARTWalk is free and all-ages are welcome.

The 11th Annual ARTWalk features:

Juried Art Show & Sale

  • Alicia Gorecki
  • Barry Gordon
  • Belinda Del Pesco
  • Benjamin (Mr Benja) Johnson
  • Beth Bolsinger
  • Carol Steinberg
  • Chandu Baheti
  • Cynthia B. Fraser
  • Elizabeth Noble
  • Hyun Yu
  • Jackie Steimke
  • Jeanine Colini
  • Jennifer Padilla
  • Jeremy Villegas
  • Jolana Pineda
  • Jose Angel Hernandez
  • Julie Horton
  • Kenneth Fix
  • Marc Goirdon
  • Mariko Bird
  • Mick Bacich
  • Mims Ellis
  • Nate Pidduck
  • Raquel Escobar
  • Rick Drobner
  • Robin Cohen
  • Roland Escalona
  • Sali Swalla
  • Sarah Shin
  • Stephen Brown
  • Steven Erler
  • Trudy Waters
  • Victoria Huckins
  • Vivian Au
  • Zoe Erskine
  • Aron Kearney
  • Bill Westbrook
  • Blair Keiser
  • Carla De La Cruz
  • Charlotte Mullich
  • Chelsea Hill
  • Cheryl Panlilio
  • Claire Kosasky
  • Clark Branson
  • Dany Paragouteva
  • Edmunde Houlemarde
  • Elizabeth Tucker
  • Esau Andrade
  • Greta Grigorian
  • Hans Zima
  • Jennifer Sonksen Duran
  • Joanne Kakuda
  • Joshua Gardner
  • Kathy B. Shapiro
  • Krissta Passanante
  • Kristen Gilmartin
  • Lisa Rae Schaefer
  • Lybda Brothers and Ferril Nawir
  • Matt Spangler
  • Melissa Nebrida
  • Natasha Piccio
  • Patricia Chow
  • Paz Winshtein
  • Ry Sangalang
  • Shaney Watters
  • Sharon Kaplan
  • Staav Goldreich
  • Steve Graziani
  • Tatiana Grudinina
  • Won-ill Chung
  • Zina Glukhovsky

Art Stroll

Art Stroll offers art enthusiasts a feast for the senses.

Archives Bookshop

509 E. Walnut St. | 9:00AM – 4:00PM
Nearly 60 works of pottery by local artist Joan Laidig of Joan Laidig Ceramics.

Dia de Los Muertos: Zona Rosa Caffe & Pasadena Playhouse

15 S. El Molino Ave.
Enjoy a Mexican Zocolo where artists and the community can taste sugar skulls, smell fresh marigolds from Jacob Maarse, children’s calaca face painting and crafts bu Little June Bugs, the famous Bob Baker Marionettes, Quetzal Folklorico dancers, wine tasting at Monopole Wine, polaroid photos from Walt Girdner Photo Studio & Gallery, food/drink from Zona Rosa Caffe, TLT Food and RWB! Listen to the sounds from Gonzophonic and Friends with special guests along with visual projections by Julian Felix from Culture Remixed. We are pleased to feature the works of Jose Ramirez, Cathy Ashworth, Kalli Arte, alter by Matt DeHaven & student art works from Pasadena City College GRFX for this special Dia de los Muertos Event and Art Exhibition. Also, grab some traditional Dia de Los Muertos/Day of the Dead gifts/books from Olvera Candle Shop, Imix Books and score a great event tee from Dewey Tafoya live t-shirt silkscreening.

First United Methodist Church

500 E. Colorado Blvd.
Join the family fun learning about the Tongva, LA’s original indigenous people, with activities and a performance from 1:30-2:30pm. At 4:00pm, enjoy a performance of Suppressed Desires by pioneering female playwright Susan Glaspell, followed by What Now?, a staged readers’ theater performance of a church wrestling with becoming a reconciling congregation at 5:30pm.

Galerie Gabrie

597 E. Green St.
“LAND THAT I LOVE!” an invitational group exhibit emphasizing a variety of interpretations highlighting the beauty of our nation.

Monopole Wine

21 S. El Molino Ave.
Exhibit of soda tab art and paintings by Japanese contemporary artist Yume upstairs in the mezzanine.

Surrogate Gallery Projects: S + P = A [Systems + Process = Aesthetics]

686 E. Union St., Unit 1 ( Behind Vroman’s Bookstore)
S + P = A [Systems + Process = Aesthetics] is a group of artists whose work references structures, systematic organizing methods as an important part of their creative practice. Some artworks clearly evidence a systematic development by creating geometric patterns, mathematical associations and repetition. In other artworks the systematic process is less conspicuous where their process is more about exploration of materials, a purposeful search for systems and structure or that systems are embedded deep within their process. All of these artists demonstrate how using consciously systematic methods in union with the alchemy of intuition, a sense of wonder and playful investigation produce excitingly beautiful, surprising and sometimes chaotically refreshing results.

Walt Girdner Gallery: Monolith

In his series "Monolith: A Joshua Tree Experience," Minh Thai set out and created large print images in which the spaces of the landscapes call for the viewer’s attention.

Pasadena Playhouse

39 S El Molino Ave | 9:00AM – 5:00PM
Bazaar hosted by Friends of The Pasadena Playhouse volunteer support group featuring a Bake Sale, Jewelry and Holiday Items.


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Between Violet and Green by Megan Mueller and Samuel Scharf

585 East Colorado Boulevard
Between Violet and Green is a site-specific art installation of 360 rectangular solar powered lights arranged in rows in the ground. The design highlights the natural contours of the site and draws the viewer toward the entry of Pasadena Presbyterian Church. The concept of the work is to harness the sun’s energy by day and “play it back” it as a dynamic feature by night. Sunshine is one of California’s greatest natural resources and in the work, plays a key role.

Utility Wraps on Colorado & Union

Artist: Susan Silton | Colorado Blvd.
Free speech-themed art installation.

Artist: Alicia Gorecki | Union St.
Design celebrates imagination through a colorful depiction of a childhood adventure.

Artist: Alicia Gorecki | Walnut Ave.
Illustration reflects on the usefulness of the investment in education by conjuring local history through the depiction of one of Pasadena’s first high schools.

Artists: John David O’Brien & Molly Bendall | Union St.
Designs incorporate photographs of the area layered with paint and text.

Crosswalk Art

Artist: Cynthia Luna
Crosswalk art at 11 different crossings, all near art institutions (the Pacific Asia Museum, the Pasadena Museum of California Art, the Pasadena Playhouse, Laemmle’s, Vroman’s, the Boston Court Performing Arts Center, and the Ice House).

River Migration
Artist: Hataya Tubtim
Local artist Hataya Tubtim’s design uses the movement of Steelhead Trout which are native to the Arroyo Seco’s local natural history, over three crosswalk sites to echo the movement of people moving through the urban environment.

Vroman’s (Art on the Stairwell)

695 E. Colorado Blvd.
Art on the Stairwell gallery features a show of paintings by local artist Elisabeth Johns. Johns has used her wide travels as a basis for her works, which include street scenes and landscapes from Europe and America. She always had a lifelong interests in art but only after retirement has it become a real passion.

Collete Miller Global Angel Wings Project

459 E. Colorado Blvd.
Popular on social media, the interactive angel wings street art are painted everywhere from Kenya to Melbourne, and now here in Pasadena.

Aarnun Gallery Fine Picture Framing

603 E. Green St.
Aarnun Gallery offers a continuing exhibition of works by the 15 artists they represent, and stocks many antique and contemporary fine art prints.

More to be Announced!

Dining Deals

Show your ARTwalk program or sticker and redeem these exclusive offers! Pick up a program or sticker at the ARTwalk Information Booths.

  • Avanti Café: 10% OFF your order
  • Blaze Pizza: FREE drink
  • Braise & Crumble: 15% OFF your order
  • Coffee by the Books: FREE small coffee (hot or iced)
  • El Portal: 10% OFF your order
  • Lee’s Sandwiches: 50% OFF all drinks
  • Monopole Wine: FREE GLASS of house wine with purchase of any bottle of wine
  • redwhite+bluezz: 50% OFF all appetizers and tapas
  • Rounds Burgers: 20% OFF your order
  • TLT Food: FREE Limeade Drink with $10+ purchase. Limit one per customer
  • Vanessa’s Café: 10% OFF your order
  • Yahaira’s Café: 10% OFF your order

Free & Reduced Museum Admission

Pasadena Museum of California Art (PMCA)

490 E. Union St.  |  12:00PM– 5:00PM
FREE Admission

Southern California Children’s Museum

459 E Colorado Blvd
$3 OFF Admission

Hands-On Activities

Canvas Painting

Choose your favorite colors and paint away on a pre-designed canvas.
Presented by: Wine & Canvas

Friendship Bracelets

Your BFF has always been there for you for so why not be there for them? Show your best friend some well-deserved love by creating this all-time favorite friendship accessory.
Presented by: Wollhaus Artisan Yarn & Tools

Monster Backpacks

Use paper, glue, string, and scissors to create a spook-tacular Monster Backpack.
Presented by: Southern California Children’s Museum

Recycled Craft Owls

Children will make Owls and different creatures and crafts from TP rolls using a variety of materials.
Presented by First United Methodist Church

Seashell Wind Chimes

Participate in fun, free art making for the whole family. Craft seashell wind chimes inspired by the PMCA’s current exhibitions, In the Land of Sunshine: Imaging the California Coast Culture and Lloyd Hamrol/Joan Perlman: “a sky in the palm of a hand.”
Presented by: Pasadena Museum of California Art

Scavenger Hunt

Instagram Scavenger Hunt

Share your photo of our public art projects and tag #pasadenaartwalk for your chance to win awesome prizes! @pasadenaartwalkFollow @PasadenaArtwalk and see the list of public art locations under Art Stroll.



12:00PM-4:30PM: Looking for Number Seven jazz trio
1:00PM: Hairspray, Jr. performance by McKinley School of the Arts